Malindo Air will begin IATA Travel Pass trials soon. The Travel Pass is a mobile app developed International Air Transport Association (IATA) to help passengers securely manage their travel, in line with government requirements for COVID-19 testing or vaccine information.
IATA Travel Pass trials
Although no start date has been announced, the airline is offering selected passengers the chance to trial the digital health credential to verify and share their pre-travel COVID-19 test status. The trial will help make travel more convenient, enabling travellers to manage COVID-19 related documentation digitally, safely, and seamlessly throughout their journey.
Future travel arrangements will likely see travellers sharing vaccination certificates with authorities and airlines to facilitate travel. This has been done in the past, some senior travellers will remember their yellow WHO vaccination cards.
…. We are very pleased to partner with IATA and become one of the region’s pioneers in trialling this long-awaited initiative in real time. The ability to process passengers’ COVID-19 relevant data for travel digitally will be the way forward. We will support the introduction of other initiatives to further enhance customer experience. Capt Mushafiz Bin Mustafa Bakri, CEO of Malindo Air
Initially trialled on selected Malindo Air flights it’s hoped successful IATA Travel Pass trials will result in the roll out on all international routes. Eligible passengers are being invited to download the app and enrol for the digital travel pass ahead of their travels. In Kuala Lumpur, Malindo Air has partnered with selected Health Care labs authorised to securely send test results to passengers via the app.
The IATA Travel Pass consists of four modules:
- a global registry of health requirements, a global registry of testing centres,
- a lab app to securely share test certificates with passengers, and
- a contactless travel app which enables passengers to create
- a digital passport and manage their travel documentation digitally
…. This is a vote of confidence and credibility for IATA Travel Pass and a positive step forward towards restarting international aviation. But for the tool to be as effective as possible we also need support from governments on the acceptance of Travel Pass at the borders. Nick Careen, IATA’s Senior Vice President Airport, Passenger, Cargo, Security
Digital health certificates will be a key feature in future air travel. Establishing trusted, secure solutions to verify the health credentials of travellers is critical in facilitating smooth air travel and safeguarding public health.
Stay safe, stay strong!